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Hydra, Greece


I came to Middlebury in the fall of 1995, soon after the belated completion of my PhD, written at Yale under the supervision of John Geanakoplos. I was born and raised in Montreal, and have a BA (First Honours) from McGill, and an MA from Queen's. I am the Charles A. Dana Professor of Economics at Middlebury and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. In 2017/8 served as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair at the Hanken School of Economics, also in Helsinki. At Middlebury, I teach courses in poverty and inequality, labor and public economics, macroeconomics and game theory, and do research in behavioral economics, labor economics, political economy, inequality and philanthropy.

I am married to Carolyn Craven, a development economist and award-winning children's book author, and we share our old Vermont home with three cats and, from time to time, our now adult twin daughters, Emma Laurel and Catriona Mari.

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Contact Info

Department of Economics
Warner Hall
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

pmatthew at middlebury dot edu

(802) 989 3310